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Feels Like Phlegm Stuck In Throat
Had multiple chest xrays and CT of chest with contrast. Still having difficulty breathing and feel like thick phlegm stuck in throat that I can't get rid of. Saw ENT as well. Could it still be lung cancer?
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Flu for 1 week, sore throat for 2 weeks. All is gone now but I have a dry mouth and feels like phlegm is stuck in my throat. Could this be cancer?
Postnasal drip: It could be allergic postnasal drip that is causing your discomfort. There is usually no infection, but the tonsils and other tissues in the throat may swell. This can cause discomfort or a feeling that there is a lump in the throat. A correct diagnosis requires a detailed ENT examination. Successful treatment will usually clear up your throat symptoms. ...Read more
Im a smoker. I feel like there is phlegm stucked in my throat. Is there something i need to worry about?
Dry mouth stop smoke: Smoking can dry your mouth out and if you don't drink enough water (8glassesdaily) phlegm could form. If you drink hard alcohol it could irritate your throat and contribute to problem So STOP SMOKING ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like I have phlegm stuck in my throat. I don't smoke.I also burp all lot not because of over indulging food. Should I be worried?
Maybe you should...: When taken together, globus sensation & air swallowing with resulting belching are consistent with stress/anxiety, but from here we can't rule out GERD, dysmotility, or even atypical cardiac pain. You did not provide us your age relative to age-appropriate risk factors for the latter. If any doubt or you know yourself to be at risk, please get checked. ...Read more
Flu left 2 weeks ago, sore throat when swallowing for 2 weeks. Slight cough and lots of phlegm stuck in throat. Could this be cancer? Very worried
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Sore throat for 3 weeks. Pain when swallowing. Phlegm stuck in throat sensation. Trouble breathing when I go to bed. Could this be throat cancer?
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